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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from a week at Bongani. We had an absolutely amazing time. They were extremely organised and liaised with our travel agent / safari tour company perfectly. All staff were extremely friendly and made it a wonderful place to stay. A special mention to Aaron (our ranger), Pascal managing the front desk and a waiter who's nickname was Scar... More 

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Eberswalde
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having never been to Africa before we could not imagine how thinks work there. From the first moment we felt welcomed and must underline the proficiency of the staff, the cleanness of the accomaodation, the quality of the meals and the experience of the rangers who showed us their home country. Thanks again. PS: If you book your trip there... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was very pleased by the surrondings and I felt indeed like in the middle of the bush. I did enjoy very much both the accomodation and game drives with very experienced and best ranger - a short lady (forgot her name) specialised in snakes and crocodiles ;-) regards to her

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very dissapointed . Normally visit similar priced resorts . Very little game to view. Food is below average. Service is below average . Seems as if service staff are not trained .Staff make a huge noise which impacts on day rest time . Definitely not of a 4 star standard .wont recommend this resort especially if you want to view... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A must see if you are in the area. The game drive, the accommodation, the views, location and total experience is not to be missed. The jeep drive up to the lodge is rather scary but part of the atmosphere. The game drive in the late afternoon/early evening is great especially if sundowners are included.

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Thank 393Kiwi
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Me and my friend wanted to explore Kruger National Park and accidentally,we were booked into this hotel. But, the experience was great, adventurous and fantastic. The hospitality was beyond the expectation. My friend who was a strict vegetarian and only one among the lot was given special food every time. The courtesy of the staff was amazing. The game drives... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful secluded hotel on the mountains with excellent hospitality. The food served was of excellent quality, rooms comfortable and well decorated. This place is heaven on earth. It is reccomended for all: families with children, couples, solo travellers, even an 80 something year old lady was here celebrating her birthday! I got to see lots of animals on my drives.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Bongani is a nice lodge, nice rooms, friendly staff but big minus is the lack of wild life. We have hardly seen animals during the game drives. Also a couple of animals that we did see were injured on the legs. If the owners want to compete with other lodges for safari, they really have to add some animals and... More 

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MikeLawrie, General Manager at Bongani Mountain Lodge, responded to this review

Dear BelgiumFlyer Thank you for staying at Bongani Mountain Lodge and for taking the time to review your stay. Unfortunately it is difficult for any Safari Lodge to guarantee wildlife sightings,but on the whole as most reviews would confirm we have really good sightings. Best Regards The Team at Bongani Mountain Lodge More 

Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Dictation Bongani Mountain Lodge offers an authentic African experience.  The food is substantial and of decent quality. The staff are highly professional and courteous. In particular, our safari guide Simon was exceptional in every way. He went Beyond expectations to make sure we were able to see each of the animals that we wished to see. In addition, Simon was... More 

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Dresden, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

It's been one of the most beautiful places and experiences I've ever made. In the middle of nowhere lies this amazing lodge and every day was a new exciting adventure. The rangers were so polite and gave us an insight into nature like never before.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover the spirit of Africa and feel at one with the great African explorers and hunters of yesteryear as you step into this magnificent Mountain Lodge. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated in the shadows of the Malelane Mountain range and surrounded by the peace and tranquillity of the African bushveld. Here you can connect back to a more simple life amidst the tranquillity of nature and the culture and history of this fascinating area. Take a trip here and you'll feel rejuvenated as you immerse yourself into the pulse of nature and luxury. Unspoiled beauty, warm and friendly hospitality make Bongani Mountain Lodge a favourite destination for both local and international travellers. Bongani Mountain Lodge is situated at 745m above sea level in the middle of the magnificent Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the South Western border of Kruger National Park. We have a total of 38 rooms. 9 Of which are joined via a small passage which ensures that families can be close. While the remaining 20 suites offer greater privacy as well as King size beds, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, and all the ammenities one would expect from a luxury Lodge. Our Rates include: accomodation and all meals, daily game drive plus transfers within the reserve to and from our welcome. Rates exclude: Conservation fees, alcohol and soft drinks and all other items of a personal nature. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bongani Mountain Lodge

Address: Mthethomusha Game Reserve, on the southern border of the Kruger National Park | Off the N4 between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden, Matsulu 1295, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Matsulu
Price Range: $253 - $385 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bongani Mountain Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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